Star Wars Battlefront rumours: campaign spans entire SW saga, multiplayer has “hero” system

Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:51 GMT By Sherif Saed

If you’re a Star Wars fan, or if you’re a Battlefront fan, you’ll want to sit down for this.

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Star Wars fan site Making Star Wars has published a long list of leaks from the upcoming EA and DICE Star Wars Battlefront game. The leaks cover campaign, multiplayer and much more.

Making Star Wars has proved reliable before when it comes to movie leaks, but we must treat this as a rumour for now, until EA officially reveals gameplay details in the spring.

According to information the site received, Battlefront will come with both campaign and multiplayer modes. The multiplayer portion will support 64-player battles like previous Battlefield games. As for the campaign, it’s supposedly longer than most modern games.

The story will cover the entire Star Wars saga, giving you control of both the good guys (Old Republic, Rebellion and Republic) and the bad guys (Separatists and the Empire). The majority of it will be set in the original trilogy, but will feature events from the prequel trilogy, including the Revenge of the Sith opening battle.

Now here’s is where it gets interesting, the final section of the campaign is supposed to serve as a prequel to the upcoming The Force Awakens film, given that it’s primed for release before the film.

Multiplayer -wise, some game modes will feature space-to-land battles. But what differentiates this from Battlefield games is what’s called the “hero” system. Think of it as a killstreak-style reward that lets you play as certain hero characters when you reach a certain point threshold.

The specifics of this this mechanic have reportedly not been nailed down completely yet.

An “aggressive” DLC plan is also in place, with five content packs, each containing at least three maps as well as characters from The Force Awakens.

Proceed to daydream now.

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